Togo Electricity Has Me Locked Up Lome, Togo West Africa
Togo is Hot. Thailand is Hot. Ecuador and Peru can be Hot or Cold according to elevation. Mexico is Hot. India is Hot. Basra, Iraq is too Hot. The USA can be extremely hot and humid, maybe humid is worst.
Ghana is Hot.
I have encountered a new obstacle or a new problem that needs solved so I can travel freely in West Africa or maybe all of Africa. I wish to wander and wonder, not wander and cook myself.
--- I never knew why the USA was good until I stopped living in the USA. --- I never knew why I liked Electricity until I stopped having electricity.
I live my life on a precipice, very close to the edge, I am grateful to the good Gods that no car has suddenly swerved to miss a motorcycle and ran over me here in Togo. I know my life can be terminated that quick.
Lome, Togo is presently had about five days of consistent electricity. For five days minimal, the electricity has stopped during the daylight hours and started at night, somewhere around 7-8 am the electricity will stop and around 3-5 pm, it will resume.
The Hotels and Homes in Togo are modern, they are designed to use electricity on a 24 hours, 7 days per week schedule and not a 18/7 schedule, I like the 24/7 idea, seems to work for me.
I think only Fan Milk or the FanYogo Ice Cream or Frozen Treats Company is concerned. The major businesses in Togo all seem to have Generators or Groups big enough to provide themselves electricity.
I am trapped in my room, and protected only by the generator I purchased.
How can I wander around West Africa and just stop, live and feed my addiction to electricity and a fan. I am not sure what I like more, the fan or the electricity that runs the fan.
The only simple solution I know is to buy a Van or Motor Home whereby I can haul around my own personal gas powered electric generator.
Chris, my way to smart friend has put together a great care package full of electronic toys.
Electricity making Solar Panel 12 Volt Automobile Battery Charger that runs with both 110-220 AA Battery Charger that does 10 AA Batteries at one time - I hope it works off both 220 and 110 12 AA Rechargeable Batteries Laptop Computer Powers Source - Allows me to connect computer to Cell phone car charger for Motorola V555 Miscellaneous 12 Volt Connectors
However, I have no way to ship this package to Lome, Togo or West Africa without paying from 500-1000 US dollars in shipping and fees to something government related.
My friend Gary is says he is coming to Togo, I think that has about a 20 percent chance of happening. The care package, I desperately need is now in Boston with Gary who is on vacation. What a cluster bomb of problems.
I really hate to say it, but the only comfortably way for me Blog, work, and stay cool is to travel in:
USA Europe West Africa (I think maybe all of Africa.)
Is by small van, caravan or motor home.
I am trying to find a sidecar for a motorcycle, or a small trailer, this is a possible solution if I could make a cart for a motorcycle so I could carry a generator. The care package is smaller, if I had it, I could just continue the way I am, and hope the experiment of mobile electrical sources worked.
The easy solution is to come and stay in a Five Star Hotel and never talk with the locals or go to their villages. Leave in an AC Toyota SUV and come home in the SUV, never leave the resort, then say I was here.
I am told Ghana is worst, and I think Benin is the same as Togo, I could fly to Dakar, Senegal or Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, but not a solution just a way to avoid. If find very few people solving problems, I think the majority avoid.
I believe researchers, NGO-ONG need to find low-cost solutions, and user-friendly solutions to this problem to actually study cultures properly.